China’s government said that it would support Huawei in the legal battle that the tech giant has launched against the U.S. government.
Huawei filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government claiming that banning the U.S. government agencies from buying equipment from the company is unconstitutional. Wang Yi, China’s top diplomat said the tech firm has the right to refuse to be victimized like silent lambs” and said the government will back the company in the lawsuit.
“China has and will continue to take all necessary measures to resolutely protect the legitimate and lawful interests of Chinese businesses and citizens,” said Wang at China’s National People’s Congress. “At the same time, we support the company and individual in question in seeking legal redress to protect their own interests and refusing to be victimized like silent lambs,” he added.
Wang was talking about Huawei and its CFO Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested at Vancouver airport, Canada, at the request of the U.S. U.S charged the Wanzhou, who is also the daughter of Huawei CEO, Ren Zhengfei, with bank and wire fraud. U.S. alleged that Huawei and Wanzhou broke U.S. sanctions against Iran.
Meng’s lawyers are suing the Canadian government for violating her constitutional rights. According to the lawsuit filed the Canadian police illegally put her under detention, searched and interrogated her to get her to talk to the police before she was arrested.
“People can tell right and wrong, justice will have its day. What we’re standing up for is not just the interests of a company, but also a country or nation’s legitimate right to innovate and by extension the basic right of all countries who wish to climb up the technology ladder,” said Wang.
The U.S. has put a ban on Huawei equipment alleging that the equipment is used as spying devices to gather information for the Chinese government. Huawei has repeatedly denied all spying allegations.
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